Quick Guide for Linux Terminal

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Sep 3, 2023
-Enter the clear command to clean the Terminal screen.
-Use CTRL + C to terminate a running command.
-Use CTRL + A to move to the beginning of the line.
-Press CTRL + E to move to the end of the line.
-Enter the exit command to close the terminal.

sudo add the word "sudo" before any command that you need to run with escalated privileges
passwd Create or update passwords for existing users
whereis Locate the binary, source, and manual pages for a command
whatis Find what a command is used for
wget Direct download files from the internet
chmod Command to change file permissions
chown Command for granting ownership of files or folders
ls Used to list directories and files in current working directory.
cd Command used to help navigate through directories
mkdir Command used to create directories in the terminal.
pwd Print working directory on your terminal
mv Move or rename files in Linux
cp Similar usage as "mv" but for copying files in Linux
rm Delete files or folders
cat Display file contents on the terminal
clear Clear the terminal display
man Access manual pages for all Linux commands
uname Linux command to get basic information about the OS
whoami Get the active username

A quick "Copy and Paste" beginners guide to using the Linux terminal and basic commands to navigate Linux, use as a cheat sheet to get you started on learning the Terminal.

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